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continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and cbs this morning.g.g. captioning funded by cbs it's monday, june 6th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." hillary clinton overwhelms bernie sanders in two weekend primaries and is now on the cusp of winning the democratic presidential nomination. tropical storm colin bears down on florida's gulf coast. with heavy rain and the possibility of dangerous flooding. and muhammad ali is remembered at an interfaith memorial service in his hometown of louisville. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
hillary clinton starts the week with a win in puerto rico's primary putting her within a hair of the delegates that she needs to be the demcratic nominee. she needs less than 30 delegates to clinch the democratic nomination. six states will be holding primaries including delegate-rich california where the latest battleground tracker shows clinton neck and neck with bernie sanders. as danielle nottingham reports, clinton may not even need a win there. >> reporter: hillary clinton says she's confident she'll clinch the democratic nomination this week. >> after tuesday, i'm going to do everything i can to reach out to try to unify the democratic party, and i expect senator sanders to do the same. >> reporter: clinton spent the weekend campaigning hard in california where she's in a dead heat with bernie sanders. the vermont senator also blitzed the state visiting west hollywood and taking a spin on a carousel with his grandchildren at the santa monica pier. >> if i am not the nominee, and we're going to fight to become
the nominee, it is secretary clinton's job to explain to those people why she should be, why she should get their support. >> reporter: six states are voting in primaries on tuesday. even though california could go to sanders, clinton may not need to win here. >> she will almost certainly clinch the nomination before the polls close in california. >> reporter: as clinton edges closer to facing donald trump in november, the presumptive republican nominee is getting heat for highlighting the mexican heritage of the federal judge presiding over a lawsuit against trump university. >> he's a member of a club or society very strongly pro-mexican, which is fine. i say he's got bias. i want to build a wall. >> reporter: clinton called the remarks dangerous and not normal politics. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. the third named tropical storm system of the six-day-old hurricane season is expected to make landfall in northwest florida as early as this afternoon. tropical storm colin is gaining
strength in the gulf of mexico as it heads toward the florida coast. right now tropical storm warnings stretch from western florida to coastal georgia. strong winds are already whipping florida's northwest coast, blowing around palm trees and whipping up the surf. in st. petersburg, people filled sandbags to protect their homes from the coming storm. colin right now has sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. it's expected to bring as much as eight inches of rain to northern florida, eastern georgia, and the carolinas through tomorrow. muhammad ali's family will hold a private service on thursday, a day before his funeral. a plane with the casket carrying the body of the former heavyweight champ arrived yesterday in his hometown of louisville, then taken by hearse to a funeral home. remembrances were held across the city this weekend. ♪
>> reporter: muhammad ali's spirit was felt inside the king solomon missionary baptist church this morning. before converting to the islamic faith, ali first learned what it means to have faith here. ♪ >> reporter: his brother attended the church today and was overcome with emotion. ♪ after the service, he saide's looking forward to friday. >> love, love having muhammad's memory. loving this. >> reporter: since ali's death, crowds have been coming to the muhammad ali center to reflect on memories of the champ. how did you become friends? >> we became friends, we wind up practicing, training together -- >> reporter: boxing together? ali's friend victor mender met ali when they were 13. >> he was quiet -- >> reporter: it wasn't until the medal. >> a whole different world changed for him. >> reporter: having visited ali several times in recent years,
bender says he thought his longtime friend would fight his way out of the hospital as he had done several times before. so how his wife doing? >> she's the backbone. she's a special woman, and she loves her husband. she wanted to be there every time anything -- his knees, what have you. she there was to make sure he had it. >> this was the day after he beat spinks -- >> reporter: former sports writer billy reid covered the three-time heavyweight champion for decades. he said he was concerned when he last saw ali in october at a university of football game. >> i kissed his bald spot and said, "god bless you, champ." i don't know why i did it. i think probably now i was probably saying good-bye. >> reporter: he's obviously touched you. >> yes. more so than probably i knew. >> that was jarika duncan reporting.
coming up on "cbs this morning," more on muhammad ali. we will hear from his daughter, laila. the wildfire in california is at least 80% contained. crews battled the 500-acre brush fire. it burned near calabasas and nearby topanga over the weekend. at the height of the fire, 3,000 homes were at risk. 5,000 residents were forced to flee. >> we had hundreds of spots, small fires that kept merging into a large fire. we had fires flaring up all around, in front of us, behind us, and on either side of us. >> one commercial building was destroyed, but no homes were damaged. a track failure is the likely cause of an oil train derailment in oregon. six tank cars ran off the tracks friday it 50 miles west of portland. four caught fire, but no one was hurt. a journalist for national public radio and his interpreter were killed in afghanistan while on assignment.
david gilke, veteran photographer and video editor, along with his translator, were killed when the army unit when the convoy came under attack yesterday. npr said gilke had earned several prestigious awards for his work. the operation by iraqi forces to take back the city of fallujah by isis is coming under fire. yesterday a shiite militia leader said there's a lack of planning to capture the islamic state stronghold. charlie d'agata with an update. >> reporter: we returned from the southern outskirts of the city where we joined iraqi special forces, elite troops trained by the u.s. military and described by u.s. military officials here as the most competent fighting force in iraq. progress is slow but steady. maybe 500 yards a day. the closer they get to the city, they're facing stiff resistance in the way of mortars, snipers, an extensive network of roadside
bombs and car bombs. iraqi commanders told us that air strikes by the u.s. and its allies are the single biggest game changer, responsible for 75% of the success on the battlefield. while there, we heard jets roaring overhead followed by two or three huge explosions. we were told pie iraqi commanders -- told by iraqi commanders they hit their targets. isis fighters held up in a building as iraqi forces close in on fallujah, it's going to be more difficult to rely air strikes for closed air support out of concern for tens of thousands of civilians who remain trapped inside the city. iraqi commanders told us it's impossible to know how long it's going to take for their forces to enter the city itself. when they do, that's when the real battle begins. urban combat, street-by-street fighting against an enemy that
has dug in and held on to that city for more than two years. charlie d'agata, cbs news, baghdad. there is good and bad news for the cavaliers in the nba finals. they are going home to cleveland, but golden state is following them. the warriors trounced the cavs by 33 points last night in oakland. the defending champs take a two games to none lead into game three on wednesday night. coming up on "the morning news," fighting back tears. we'll show you the army officer who's crowned the new miss usa. and the holiest month of the muslim calendar begins today. this is the "cbs morning news." today. this is the "cbs morning news." see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ a plan by rapper kanye west for a last-minute show in the wee hours of the morning led to violence in new york city. more than 4,000 people showed up at a club in manhattan that only holds 1,500. the show was canceled, and some cars were smashed. a crowd followed west's car as he left the east village. well, to some fans of muhammad ali this bee swarm in his birthplace is no
coincidence. about 15,000 gathered yesterday in a tree near the ali center in louisville. a mural nearby bears one of his greatest quotes, "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." the champ is fondly remembered and widely imitated at a new york city gym where boxers train. demarco morgan explains why. >> reporter: it was back in 1964 that a young fighter and olympic gold medalist named cassius clay trained at the gym in the bronx before his fight with sonny listen. he moved to this spot in brooklyn. as soon as you walk in, trainers, boxers alike will tell you the champ's presence can be felt here. ali's memorabilia and photos fill the walls. gleason's boxing gym is also where 134 other world champions have trained since its doors opened in 1937.
it's no surprise why the champ decided to work out at gleason's during his career. the gym's owner, bruce silverglade, was a friend of ali's. he said young boxers still want to win the champ's winning moves. >> he's an american icon. he changed the style. now kids are coming to the gym. they want to train like muhammad ali. they want to have his style. >> reporter: demarco morgan, cbs news, new york. authorities in california decided to give some eight-foot-long sharks a private swim. a two-mile stretch of shoreline in orange county was closed sunday when three sharks showed up. a swimmer was bitten a week ago at a beach about 15 miles to the south. an ohio prosecutor is expected to announce today whether he'll pursue charges against the family of a 3-year-old boy who got into a gorilla exhibit at the cincinnati zoo forcing the zoo to kill the animal to protect the boy. the mother, 32-year-old michelle gregg, can be heard on a 911 call screaming that a gorilla was dragging her son through
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here's another look at the top stories -- tropical storm colin is gaining strength in the gulf of mexico this morning as it moves toward florida. tropical storm warnings stretch from northern florida to coastal georgia. hillary clinton is now fewer than 30 delegates away from securing the democratic nomination for president. the remaining six states hold primaries tuesday including california where clinton and bernie sanders are neck and neck. all nine soldiers killed in a training accident at ft. hood, texas, have been identified. they were killed last week when floodwaters flipped their truck. david begnaud remembers those who were lost. >> reporter: specialist christine armstrong, 27, of 29 palms, california. she entered active duty in 2014.
private first class brandon banner, 22, of milton, florida. he was a humble man, his mother said. someone people flocked to. staff sergeant miguel colon vasquez, 38, of brooklyn, new york. he served in both iraq and afghanistan. private isaac deleon of st. angelo, texas, was 19 and engaged according to his facebook page. his fiancee wrote, he swore to protect his country, and i swore to protect his heart. private first class zachary fuller, 23, of florida. he was awarded a national defense service medal and terrorism service medal. private eddie ray lauren gates of dunn, north carolina, she was her high school's homecoming queen. a 20-year-old girl named after her father. >> she said, father, i'm going do 20 years. >> yeah. >> i was wanting her to go in another branch. she said, no, i want to go in the army. that's what i want to do. >> reporter: private tishena james, 21 of new jersey. she was awarded a global war on terrorism medal. specialist ying, ming sun, recognized forserving the u.s.
overseas. 21-year-old mitchell whiny of valparaiso, indiana. a west point cadet training with active duty soldiers. the army says the accident that killed the nine soldiers happened thursday morning. they were in a tactical vehicle like this that became struck while the driver was attempting to cross a creek. was swept away in flash flooding and overturned. three soldiers were rescued and have been cleared to return to duty. ♪ >> reporter: today in the city of killeen where ft. hood is based, church services honored the nine dead. eight of the nine soldiers who were killed in that accident were truck operators. we have since learned that right before the accident officials here at ft. hood were actually in the process of deciding whether or not to close some of the paved roads because of that flash flooding. david begnaud, cbs news, ft. hood, texas. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," remembering muhammad ali. we'll hear from his daughter, laila. we'll also speak with his former
the game was almost boring. >> yeah. it was a blowout. right? >> it certainly was. thank you for joining us. i'm anne makovec in for michelle. >> and i'm kenny choi. at least the warriors start off the week with a big win. >> a big win with the biggest margin in history. >> and we have to look forward to the sharks. good morning, everybody. as you get ready to begin your work week, we are socked in with a layer of low clouds and fog. and this marine layer is so deep it stretches inland 50 miles and we have condensation in the form of drizzle from the coast through the peninsula inland and might move the windshield wipers. you can see the clouds lined up in the city by the bay. today's temperatures are coming down but still in the low 90s away from the bay. 60s and 70s bayside. the complete week ahead forecast ising -- is coming